Mashable and Bing are releasing a new feature today — the Local Twitter Trends Map.
The map displays the top ten Twitter trending topics in major US cities. Once clicked, each local trend displays a listing of the latest Tweets about that topic in the surrounding area. You can also find Mashable articles about the top topics in your locale.
Are New Yorkers tweeting about tech? Is social media the talk of the town in San Francisco? The Twitter Trends Map will help you find out!
I recently sat down with Bing Maps evangelist Chris Pendleton to talk about the launch, plus recent trends in location-based services and mobile social networking — you can view that video here.
Additionally, Mashable has entered a deal to use Bing to power the search on our site. You’ll notice our search is now more customized as a result: You can search for the “Most Relevant” or “Most Recent” results, thumbnails are now displayed next to headlines, and share counts from Twitter and Facebook are included in the result pages. We hope you find these new search results more useful!
Disclosure: Bing is a Mashable sponsor.